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Computational design of prefabricated homes

Doe, Robert 2018. Computational design of prefabricated homes. In: Aitchison, Mathew ed. Product to Process: Prefab Houses and the Future of Building, London: Lund Humphries, pp. 75-77.

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This book takes its starting point from a particular problem in the built environment – the design and building of housing. It proposes that if house design and building is to achieve a long-sought-after industrialisation, a different mindset will be required. This mindset will need to acknowledge that designing and building houses invokes specific constraints that make housing crucially different to other manufacturing sectors to which it is often compared, such as personal electronics or automotive industries. As exciting and overdue as the prospect of a transition from traditional construction towards an “advanced manufacturing” future may be, this book suggests that such an attempt is not new, and has been prefigured by the episodic appearance of prefabricated and modular housing from the nineteenth century to the present day.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Publisher: Lund Humphries
ISBN: 9781848222182
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 13:51

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